Hastings College economics alumni serve as credit analysts, staff accountants, business development managers, organizational managers and more. Others have completed Ph.D. programs in economics, MBA programs, Masters of Public Policy programs, served with the Peace Corps and earned law degrees. They work domestically and around the world for Fortune 500 companies, banking and finance institutions, insurance companies, in education and public policy think tanks.

Do challenging, valuable work

At Hastings, you’ll tailor your course load to your interests and goals, from developing a global perspective to examining current issues. In the end, your critical analysis, communication and problem-solving skills ensure you’ll be ready to:

  • Conduct research and analyze data
  • Develop economic models
  • Monitor economic trends
  • Solve complex problems
  • Understand costs and benefits across businesses or industries
  • Communicate clearly

Learn the full suite of buisness skills

You begin with introductory classes in specific business disciplines and move into challenging courses in economic theory — and complete assignments that put those theories to the test. You’ll work individually. You’ll work within teams. And conclude with a capstone seminar that integrates everything you’ve learned along the way.

Go further with a Hastings education

Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!

Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!

Creating your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals. Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential, or if you’re a high school senior, apply today.

Graduate with experience

 

At every step in your path, you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College and you won’t find it anywhere else.

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All the extras aren't extra

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No-cost study abroad — During your third year on campus, you’ll spend a transformational two-week block studying abroad. And thanks to donors, you’ll experience this at no additional cost. France, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Honduras, the United Kingdom…where will you go?

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Books included — Afraid of a $400 textbook? No more! We’ve eliminated the high cost of text books by working with our bookstore to provide all required textbooks. This will save you $1,000 or more each year.

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iPad  + Apple Pencil — We’ll set you up with an iPad and Apple Pencil — and help you learn how to best incorporate these tools into your studies. From digital notes (that you’ll never lose!) to pictures of lab setups, professors and students find creative, new ways to use this perfect combination of technology and teaching every semester!

Add expertise to your economics degree

Many of our majors pursue additional study in these areas:

  • Business Administration
  • Accounting
  • Information systems (minor)
  • Small business entrepreneurship (minor)

Get involved beyond the business classroom

  • Professional Business Leader’s Club
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics honor society)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership honor society)

In addition to these business-related groups, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for economics majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. Plus, we offer talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics. The result? Every student receives at least $11,000 in scholarships (but most receive more!).

First employers for recent economics graduates

  • First National Bank of Omaha
  • SM Energy
  • John Deere
  • Archway Technology Partners
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Lutz
  • Dish Network

Success in Economics

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Zarek ’15 uses data to help Nebraska thrive

As chief data officer at the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Jennifer Zarek ’15 works behind the scenes, crunching numbers and analyzing data, to boost her home state and ensure Nebraska continues…
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Talent Pool offers mentoring, internships

When business students jump into the Talent Pool, they are supported by local business and nonprofit leaders —including HC alumni—who serve as mentors and provide meaningful internships. This difference-making program is sponsored,…
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